On Saturday afternoon, the American League Championship Series continued as the new york yankees battled the Houston Astros. New York tried to tie things up after falling down 1-0 in the series with a Game 1 loss. However, the Yankees had to try to win against one of the best pitchers in the game as Houston had Justin Verlander on the mound. Thanks to solid pitching from Verlander and a big performance from Carlos Correa, the Astros were able to capture a 2-1 victory in Game 2. Here's the latest Yankees vs. Astros game recap with top players, stats, and a look at the next games on the schedule for the ALCS.

Game 2 recap

There weren't a ton of runs produced by the two teams, but of those that came through none were bigger than Carlos Correa's contributions. The Astros player put his team on the board early on with a 344-foot solo home run in the fourth inning to give Houston the 1-0 lead. The New York Yankees would tie things up in the top of the fifth, though, on Todd Frazier's ground rule double to left centerfield. That scored Brady Hicks to make it 1-1.

The two teams remained scoreless and deadlocked with a run each. That was the theme of the game until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Carlos Correa became the Game 2 hero. He would smash a double to deep right centerfield to score Jose Altuve.

The Houston Astros are now ahead 2-0 in the series as the scene will shift to New York.

Picking up today's loss was Aroldis Chapman, due to the fact he was on the mound at the wrong time and gave up that game winner to Correa. On the other side, Justin Verlander showed his pitching brilliance as he went a full nine innings. The Astros ace struck out 13 batters in the game and gave up just five hits and one run in an impressive outing.

Among the batters that Verlander silenced were Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, each of whom went 0-for-4 in the game.

Next games

The Houston Astros are now two wins away from getting into the 2017 MLB World Series. With a 2-0 lead, they'll head to New York for the next two to three games of the series. Game 3 is scheduled for Monday, October 16th at 8:08 p.m.

Eastern Time and will be televised by Fox Sports 1 (FS1).

Game 4 of the American League Championship Series will also be in New York and will take place on Tuesday night at 5:08 p.m. Eastern Time. Either Fox or Fox Sports 1 will carry televised coverage. Game 5, if necessary, takes place on Wednesday, October 18th at 5:08 p.m. ET on either Fox or FS1. If necessary, the teams return to Houston to play Game 6 of the series on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET.